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Old 05-31-2011, 07:40 PM   #21
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these pros/cons and whats better, threads always end up having someone taking soemthing the wrong way and getting offened based on a liking of one thing over another
+++1 thats why i always stay out of them lol
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:45 PM   #22
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so i have a hi-tech fully planted/pressurized c02 tank wich requires weekly water changes /trimming plants and so forth and i wanted to know if it is a lot harder doing a reef tank ???
Change to the Seachem dosing regime and only change your water once a month. High tech doesn't necessary mean you have to be trimming your plants on a weekly basis.

Then buy the reef tank and explore a new aspect of the hobby.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:49 PM   #23
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Change to the Seachem dosing regime and only change your water once a month. High tech doesn't necessary mean you have to be trimming your plants on a weekly basis.

Then buy the reef tank and explore a new aspect of the hobby.
sorry should have been more specific lol i do weekly pwc not weekly trimming lol
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:54 PM   #24
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i never really ruled it out, this is a marine/reef section of this community so i gave my pro on marine, and with corals, theres just more color over planted FW. although again i've only seend plants on live aquaria.

i never meant to offend but i should have just stayed out of it as all these pros/cons and whats better, threads always end up having someone taking soemthing the wrong way and getting offened based on a liking of one thing over another.

i apologizeand never intened for an argument
No argument intended here either. I didn't feel bound to the section it was posted in since the post was making a comparison. I love debate and converstion with fellow fish geeks. Sorry if I came off wrong. Which is "better" is an impossible question to answer.

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+++1 thats why i always stay out of them lol
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I agree. The only reason I made the comment that your statement should have 'IMO' in it is because it is exactly that... your opinion. Without saying that, it looks as though it is factual information.

I also agree with HN1 in that it is never going to be a 'sw is better than fw' or the other way around. It's all in what you prefer. I've been told that my planted tank cost the same as what a reef would have, but I just prefer plants over corals. The OP was asking about comparisons, not asking what was better.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #26
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thanks for all the info lol

looking foward to those shrimp/kerri HN1 ....just wish i had extra money hidden under my bed lol
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This is what I have learned from second and third hand experience with saltwater.

Once set up, saltwater and freshwater will cost around the same (metal halides do take up a ton of energy though), although the up front costs for saltwater are generally higher, but with leds, the gap is closing.

Saltwater fish are generally more sensitive, as most of them (don't quote me on this) are still wild caught, so small fluctuations in the system can cause large consequences (moreso than freshwater). Because of this, fish tend to be a lot more expensive, and flakes usually aren't an option

Saltwater is a bit more maintenance than most freshwater, but would be similar to a high tech planted setup: adding salt to r/o and getting the hardness correct as opposed to dosing/measuring ferts in the water and removing limiting nutrients

Color-wise, I would say that saltwater tends to have more colorful fish in general, but this shouldn't be a deciding factor, as there is a ton of colorful FW fish, and in many cases, they can be even more colorful than SW

I tend to like plants more than coral, although one thing I eventually want to try is seahorsies
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I like freshwater because it is just what I wanted. Stress free(almost) and relaxing to watch
Plus my kids help me with the hobby and that is priceless.
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No argument intended here either. I didn't feel bound to the section it was posted in since the post was making a comparison. I love debate and converstion with fellow fish geeks. Sorry if I came off wrong. Which is "better" is an impossible question to answer.



Jump in! That's the way that we all gain other perspectives and learn. +1s really help nobody.

lol then you are similar to me, i like to debate even if i agree with someone i'll argue against them. i'm like the devils advocate :P
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